Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.
- Athletic Fields Superintendent
- Buildings and Grounds Supervisor
- Cemetery Workers Supervisor
- Custodial Supervisor
- Facility Maintenance Manager
- Field Manager
- Garden Supervisor
- Gardening Manager
- Gardening Supervisor
- Golf Course Manager
- Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety.
- Inspect completed work to ensure conformance to specifications, standards, and contract requirements.
- Direct activities of workers who perform duties such as landscaping, cultivating lawns, or pruning trees and shrubs.
- Schedule work for crews, depending on work priorities, crew or equipment availability, or weather conditions.
- Plant or maintain vegetation through activities such as mulching, fertilizing, watering, mowing, or pruning.
- Monitor project activities to ensure that instructions are followed, deadlines are met, and schedules are maintained.
- Train workers in tasks such as transplanting or pruning trees or shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, or caring for turf.
- Provide workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines.
- Inventory supplies of tools, equipment, or materials to ensure that sufficient supplies are available and items are in usable condition.
- Confer with other supervisors to coordinate work activities with those of other departments or units.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ERC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Realistic and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Relationships and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2013, the average annual wage in United States was $45,560 with most people making between $26,690 and $70,350
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 202,000 people in United States. It is projected that there will be 233,000 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 3,000 openings due to growth and about 57,000 replacement openings for approximately 60,000 total annual openings.
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collegeCosumnes River College
majorGolf Course Operation and Grounds Management
onetFirst-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
collegeJohn C Calhoun State Community College
onetFirst-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
majorApplied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
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collegeUniversity of Florida
majorLandscaping and Groundskeeping